The Tragically Hip

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Birth Place: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Died: NULL
Years Active: 1983–present

The Tragically Hip is a Canadian rock band from Kingston, Ontario, consisting of Gordon Downie (lead vocals and guitar), Paul Langlois (guitar), Rob Baker (guitar), Gord Sinclair (bass) and Johnny Fay (drums). Formed in 1983, Langlois joined in 1986, while original saxophonist Davis Manning left that same year. They took their name from a skit in the Michael Nesmith movie “Elephant Parts.” In the mid-1980s they performed in small music venues in Ontario before being discovered by MCA records. They were then signed to a long-term record deal with MCA, and in 1987 recorded the self-titled EP, “The Tragically Hip.” They followed up in 1989 with the LP, “Up to Here.” The album produc...

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